Without a reason to live, we flounder around like a live mullet in a hot skillet or wander around in a lethargic-like daze. Some find their purpose in their relationships with family and friends. While there is nothing wrong with that, God probably had a little more in mind when he made us?
First, His desire is that we live lives that bring Him honor. In 1 Samuel 2:20, we read, “Him that honoreth Me, I will honor, but he that despiseth Me shall be lightly esteemed.”
Secondly, our life is an infinitely valuable and precious gift from the Almighty. Would it make any sense to waste it on foolish things that have little positive impact on others for God? Probably not to reasonable people, and certainly not to devout Christians. We above all others should be driven to leave a Christlike imprint on this world. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” But how do we make all of this a reality in our own life?
Most have developed a lifestyle that has become a sort of ritual that they methodically move through from day to day. Often we may become aware of this monotonous behavior, and long to break free of it. But most have so conditioned themselves that, try as they may, they find themselves returning to the same, familiar routine. To break free, one would need to begin with small, seemingly insignificant nuances. Allow these to take root as you slowly grow accustomed to an ever-changing landscape.
Consider the two biblical characters, Abraham and Moses. God called Abraham to leave his homeland and go to a place that would be shown to him once he began the journey. Seemingly, and without question, he obeyed. This wasn’t the case with Moses. He had found a nice, comfortable rut and had little interest in crawling out of it. Moses was typical of many Christians today that have an endless list of excuses for not answering God’s call. However, Moses soon chose to be obedient and began to make preparations to return to Egypt.
Both of these men chose to be obedient to God’s call on their life and take a tremendous leap of faith. Do you think either regrets their obedience today? Absolutely not! But neither will we when we choose to begin to slowly release our grip on the uncertainties of this life that we are clinging to.
What will we regret when we finally take that leap into eternity? Real life begins at the end of our comfort zone.